History: Snowmass’ first holidays
“There’ll be plenty cooking in West Village New Year’s,” exclaimed The Aspen Times Dec. 25, 1967. “Let us be honest about it. On this first New Year’s Eve the Village is not complete. There are numerous matters of telephones, of power, of water, of plumbing, et cetera, and if you insist, another et cetera. But there are things for which we can be grateful. Stein now has a door on his shop. Art Small has removed the Flower Bus off the golf club flat. The sun has been shining beautifully at this writing. The food is good, most places are warm, and the snow is what it is supposed to be. And here comes New Year’s Eve. On this inaugural New Year’s, Snowmass-at-Aspen has this to offer to revelers: Ice Skating. Swimming. Cutter rides around and through the village.”
Other listed activities included a sleigh ride to the Divide cabin for dinner, a Dick Barrymore film at the Opticon, a concert of the Sandpipers, Two Guitars at the Refectory, Cyrano’s had a special dinner and entertainment by Dick Dollar and Al Garber, the Leather Jug hosted live music by The Hustlers, Your Father’s Mustache and the Dave Moscoe Trio for dancing, and the Village Delicatessen, Timber’s and the Twig all offered extended hours for dinner celebrations.
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